Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Department of Psychology

First Advisor

Corinne Zimmerman


Although the framing effect (i.e., the tendency of people to react differently to a particular choice depending on whether the choice is presented as a loss or as a gain) is a well-established cognitive bias among the adult population, there have been a limited number of studies with adolescent samples. In the current study, adolescents (14-18) and adults (18-26) will be asked to make choices in several decision problems including the classic Asian Disease Problem (Tversky & Kahneman, 1981) and modified “adolescent-relevant” versions that are applicable to the real-world experiences of adolescents. Individual difference measures, such as Individuals’ thinking-style (i.e., rational and experiential thinking styles) impulsivity, and personality (i.e., neuroticism and openness to new experiences) will also be measured to analyze whether these constructs moderate individual susceptibility to framing effects.


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